Thursday, March 11, 2010

Speaking of Ratification....UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Canadian Government has announced Canada's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Here's the press release.

Article 30 of that Convention provides that:
Article 30
Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport
3. States Parties shall take all appropriate steps, in accordance with
international law, to ensure that laws protecting intellectual property rights do
not constitute an unreasonable or discriminatory barrier to access by persons
with disabilities to cultural materials.
Canada is to be commended for ratifying this worthy convention. It is hoped that Canada does not enter into any future international agreements or treaties or pass any domestic laws that might conflict with the aforesaid Article 30.


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